CNC Education Fund

Coachella, Fresno, Hanford, Merced and Sacramento

A variety of organizations have partnered with the state to reach hard-to-count people and households

“We provide a visual so they can see the nine questions they’ll be asked,” says Pablo Rodriguez, Executive Director of CNC EF. “And they say, ‘Oh, that’s what the Census is?’”

Rodriguez’s door-to-door canvassers also explain that an accurate count brings at least $1,000 per person into a neighborhood — or more than $10,000 over the next 10 years. “In too many cities, one side of town is finished — and residents have everything they need to strive for success. On the other side of town, there are no curbs, sidewalks, parks aren’t maintained. This is a way to finish a neighborhood. Even if you can’t vote, this gives you a way to say what’s important.”

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Communities for a New California promotes economic prosperity and community health for residents in the rural areas of California. We bring valley residents together to champion the needs of poor and working-class families through community organizing, integrated leadership development, and mass non-partisan voter engagement. Headquartered in Sacramento, with offices in Fresno, Indio and Merced, our chapters are in constant contact with residents in 13 California counties, from Yolo to Imperial – with an emphasis on the San Joaquin, Imperial and Coachella Valleys. CNC was founded in 2011 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) human rights organization.